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DC’s ‘Superman: Red Son’ Inspires ‘Supergirl’ Season 4

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Season 3’s finale of Supergirl ended with the surprising reveal that a powerful rock had created a different version of Kara Zor-El. We glimpsed at the doppelganger very briefly in the middle of a snowstorm amid Sibera, where Russian soldiers discovered hermit seems like every finger points at the fact that Supergirl’s doppelganger will be next season’s super villain.
There are already a few clues as to what season 4 will look like.
The next season will follow in the footsteps of DC’s Elseworlds story, Superman: Red Son.

Executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller disclosed during a TVLine interview that the comic book was the inspiration behind Season 4.

“For fans of the comics, I think they might recognize that the story we want to tell is inspired by the iconic DC Comics’ Red Son, which told an alternate origin story for Superman,” Rovner said.

This episode was written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett. Superman: Red Son took us through the story of Superman’s origin through a different lens. In this alternate reality story, the rocket carrying baby Kal-El did not land in the United States, he landed in Russia, instead. Superman grew up to become Russia’s enforcer instead of America’s champion.

It appears as if Kara’s doppelganger will side with the government of the Russian soldiers who found her, making her a direct and opposite threat to National City’s Supergirl.

Supergirl, which stars Melissa Benoist, David Harewood, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh and Alex Danvers, is expected to return to The CW this fall.

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